About this listing
A very large one bedroom Victorian apartment with wooden floors and heaps of style, 60m 2
Comfortably fits a couple, and is a short walk from trendy areas of Portobello and Westfield entertainment and shopping, three tube lines, train and bus.
Ground floor of a Victorian villa, a very large, airy and sunny apartment. It has one double bedroom with a very large double bed, spacious living room and separate kitchen. The place is within walking distance from great shopping, on a quiet residential street in Shepherds Bush, just off Goldhawk Road. There is a lovely neighbourhood with cafes and shops just across the road - Hammersmith Grove.
The flat is also not far from Holland Park shops and cafes (15-20 min walk max) and 20-25 min walk to Portobello Road.
This is zone 2, next to three (3) tube stations, Westfield shopping, outdoor market within 5 min walk, etc. Nearest tube: Goldhawk road Hammersmith & City + Circle Line (2-3 min), Shepherds Bush Central line (7-10 min).
Dishwasher, washer/dryer, cooker (gas stove and oven), all kitchen stuff, super juicer, french press, towels and bedlinen, hairdryer and all other perks of a normal home.
Minimalistic interior with antique pieces, all necessary things, plenty of storage, heating / hot water, large fridge/freezer. The flat has a lot of books, fine wine glasses and generally fairly nice things here and there, as it is my home, and I would appreciate if you treat it as such. There is usually some ground coffee and tea.
Unlimited broadband and WiFi available throughout. Plus if you have an Iphone or Ipod - Bowers and Wilkins mini zeppelin is at your disposal with a fantastic sound.
Please note though, that if you find nice cosmetic products, scented candles or wine in the cupboards, this, perhaps, means they are mine. Should you chose to use or consume these, please replace with same products. I hope you understand that after a long trip away we all like to find things we left home intact and waiting for us.
The flat does not have a TV, sorry. Do you really need it?
It is not suitable for two people wanting to share, but rather for a couple or a single person. There is only one, but very large bed (super King size), and the sofa is not really made for sleeping.
As the place has old victorian wood floor the only thing I ask is to remove heavy shoes (or high heels) indoors after 9 pm, as the sound travels rather well to my downstairs neighbors. Please do recycle (special bags) and if you do need something else during your stay - do ask, I am very happy to help.
There are some personal things left in a wardrobe and chests, as this is my home. These are off bounds. Please use what you find in the kitchen, but do be kind and replace particular upmarket essentials when you leave with similar products. I normally leave guest soaps, shampoos and other little bits in a glass jar in the bathroom. Any full size products are personal, should you come across them.
Interaction with Guests
I am always available on email and phone. Alas, not always in your time zone.
You can easily walk to Holland Park (just over the roundabout) and enjoy the tranquil green space or go for a run, go have coffee or lunch around Holland Park area (15-20 min walk max) or even get to Portobello on foot. If you chose to stay very locally - crossing the road to Hammersmith Grove will get you to some nice cafes (in about 5 minutes), like Raoul's deli and cafe, for example, the Grove restaurant and many more. There is a yoga studio as well. Should you wish to shop till you drop - within 10 minutes walk is a Westfield shopping centre, with a mind-blowing array of cafes, bars and restaurants, plus a great number of shops, a cinema and a great deal more. Right next to us is a Shepherds Bush market, an open air affair for fresh veggies and fruit and some ethnic fair. A great number of supermarkets and ethnic shops and cafes on both Goldhawk road and Uxbridge road. Uxbridge road (just at the other end of Devonport Road, where you are) has great Middle Eastern shops that always have fantastic selection of fruit and veg on offer, better than Shepherds Bush market. There are a few ok Thai places, and other ethnic restaurants. Best Thai I use is in Notting Hill Gate, called Thai Break. Unfortunately they don't do deliveries, but the food is authentic Bangkok Thai. Polpo in Notting Hill Gate is also fantastic. But Westfield shopping centre offers a huge variety of good restaurants, alas, in a more "mall" setting.
You are right in the middle of great transport connections: Circle, District and Hammersmith and City line station (Goldhawk road) is within 3-4 min walk, Central line *Shepherds Bush - 10 min walk. There are a number of buses outside the house as well.
Other Things to Note
Please not two knobs on the cooker come off every now and then: sadly, these can not be fixed permanently, but the cooker and oven work fine. I have been told that to fix the knobs I would need to replace the cooker entirely. We're working on it:)
If you stay longer than a week and require a cleaner - please let me know, this could be arranged for a small additional fee (paid directly to the cleaner)
Please leave the place as neat as you found it.
The place was lovely, beautiful wooden floors and in a nice quiet street. I really enjoyed my stay here, and would stay again.
Really sorry about giving the review so late. Just want to say a big THANK YOU to Olga!
My parents came to London to attend my wedding, I booked her place for my parents to stay for 2 weeks. They had a fantastic time there, her place looks exactly like the photo, stylish vintage also very tidy and quiet. There is a really nice wood dining table in the living room with big windows by the side, where my parents enjoy morning tea everyday. And kitchen is very convenient, my parents enjoyed cooking there and our family had a few really cozy home dinner together.
In the beginning I booked the period by mistakes and she was so patient with me and even re-scheduled her trip so my parents can stay.
This is my first Airbnb experience, feeling really blessed to have Olga as host, I will strongly recommend it!
It was the second time we stayed at Olga's apartment and we really liked it. The flat is just as on the pictures: stylish, spacious and luminous. It's well located: walking distance from public transports, the Westfield shopping centre and local supermarkets. There is everything you need to cook and the bed is comfy. Olga always replies promptly to messages and makes sure to fix any issues in no time.
Could not be more pleased with my experience staying at Olga's apartment. Absolutely perfect location wise and beautifully decorated. Would definitely stay again.
My husband, our cat and I stayed at Olga's apartment for one month. The apartment is clean, spacious and luminous. It's true to the pictures you can see on AirBnb. There is everything you need to cook, the bed is very comfy and the area is quiet. It's very close to public transports (walking distance from tube and bus stations) and only 10 minutes walking distance from the big London Westfield Shopping Centre. There is also everything you need nearby to do your groceries. We appreciated the fresh flowers, coffee and cereals at our disposal when we arrived. Olga was very helpful with the reservation (our first one via AirBnb) and always quick to respond to messages. During the first weeks of our stay, we saw moths but Olga provided us with anti-moths spray promptly. There was also no lamp in the hall and the kitchen but she put a temporary bed-side lamp at our disposal and eventually had both lights fixed quickly. We really enjoyed staying at Olga's apartment and our next stay at her place is already booked.
Stayed in this flat for 10 days in February 2015. Olga was wonderful! She was very prompt with reply emails and the property was exactly as it is shown on the site. Aside from a couple of minor glitches when I arrived in the flat, all was great. There was never a shortage of hot water and the flat was warm and cozy...never a problem with the internet. Love the decor and the high ceilings. The bedroom is nice and large as is the living room. The bathroom is updated with a wonderful shower head and a heated (email hidden) least I think so.
Occasionally, you can hear the upstairs tenants leaving in early morning as they leave but it was never an issue.
It really was a wonderful stay and I will definitely go back.
This is a very well located flat. Just a brief walk to Goldhawk Road tube station and a 10 minute walk to Shepherd's Bush tube station and the Westfield Shopping centre. Thee are several great restaurants over towards Shepherd's Bush.
Thank you so much, Rider!
The bathtub is not heated, though:) It does feel warm, I think, somehow out of its own accord. Also great thanks for leaving the flat neat and clean, as I got home literally a day after you left. Much appreciated!
I am very glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you will come back to London one day soon.
Olga was an amazing host. On VERY short notice she arranged to have the flat cleaned and ready for us to check in. During our stay she was always easy to reach and responded quickly to quires.
As advertised the flat was spacious, warm and well-fitted - benefiting from the essential combo of an excellent bath and very comfortable bed! It is located in a quite but well connected neighbourhood, close to the action of Shepherd's Bush. Very easy to get around London from here.
Overall had a fantastic stay, and really appreciated Olga's attention as host. Would certainly stay again in future.
About the Host, Olga
I live between London and Los Angeles and travel a lot. For over ten years I have been renting my apartment during the times when I am not there. Mostly for a long(ish) term rental. I am careful and selective about whom I rent to, as this is my home, and I expect people to treat it as such.